Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pay It Forward Giveaway


The other day as I was heading into a store the person in front of me took the time to hold the door for me.  Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but you see I wasn't in the "zone".  Do you know what I mean?  I was still far enough back that the person could have easily let the door go.  The fact that they took the time to wait made my day.

So I thought it would be nice to have a Pay-It-Forward initiative to show some love to one another.  Originally, I was going to have the first 3 people who leave a comment on this post be the recipients, but that wouldn't be right.  It's not a race.  Like many other bloggers, I work full-time and don't have the luxury of viewing blogs on a whim.

To make things fair, I will randomly select 3 people on Sunday, March 2, 2014 so please leave your comment by Saturday, March 1st.

The 3 winners will receive a "surprise" gift from me during the month of March.  It could be a crafting item, trinket, gift card, something new or something vintage.  Let's just say we will keep it interesting.  I will try to give you something I believe will make you happy.  Keep in mind the winners will need to email me their mailing address.

All I ask of the 3 winners is that they do something nice for someone else.  It can be as simple as holding the door open for someone, leaving a note with a piece of candy on a co-workers desk, treating an acquaintance to a cup of tea or coffee - whatever you can do to show some kindness and make someone smile.

I'm hoping 2014 will be a more enjoyable, friendlier and love filled year!  If you are interested follow Donna's Designs and leave a comment on this post and let the smiles begin  :-) 

39 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

This is so sweet of you! And what a wonderful idea to pass along. It really is the simple things in life that matter isn't it!? Hugs! deb
nuleaf at comcast dot net

Sylvia said...

I have had people do that for me at times. The other day I was eating at a resturant and sitting by the window where I could see out. It was a day when the ice was still on the ground, when and elderly man got out of his car with a walking stick. Two or three young teenagers came up behind him, helped him up onto the sidewalk so he wouldn't fall on the ice and opened the door for him. I was so impressed to see this.There are still young people that repect their elders.

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

I wish people thought like that!Unfortunately theu don't!Your idea is great!AriadnefromGreece!

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

In good time, it's like a chain of favors, and it's lovely when someone who does not know, does something for one when you do not even know is overwhelming!, Well I'll see what I can do good work jijiji. a hug.
pd. You can include me in your spring? is international? I would like to participate.

Trisha said...

What a fun idea and so sweet of you to think of something like this...count me in!

~Trisha

A Quiet Corner said...

Donna, I love doing things for others...especially making them smile, no matter how young or old! This will be fun and thanks for paying it forward...it matters...:)JP

Patti said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I found you through someone else's blogroll. You have a beautiful blog, and I am now your newest "follower."

Blessings to you,
Patti



Martha's Favorites said...

I would love to win anything from you. Thanks for letting put my name in the hat. Blessings, Martha

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a kind idea, Donna. Lots of times people will hold the door for me. If it's a double entry, I will walk in and then hold the second door for them. I will find something more meaningful to pay it forward this next week.

RedSetter said...

I absolutely love this kind of random acts of kindness and would love to be involved and keep the kindness going.

Patty Sumner said...

Great idea Donna! This world needs a little love... I appreciate that you are encouraging us to be aware of the people around us and to show kindness.. It really does not require much... as you said simply holding a door open.. Love this! Blessings!

HELENE said...

Great reminder to us all, it doesn’t take much :-)
Thanks Donna for initiating this.

Cindi said...

Wow what a great idea. Being kind is so important. Thank for a chance to win.

Leslee said...

What a great and kind thing for you to do. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

fairyrocks said...

Thank You for dropping by with kind comments. I am a believer in the 'Pay It Forward'. Awesome!!

Jen Ham said...

Such a sweet idea for a giveaway! I've been in such a down mood lately...doing something nice for someone should definitely perk me up! xoxo Jen

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Di said...

Donna what a wonderful idea. I always try and smile at people I think it is important to be mannerly and nice to everyone, it makes the world a better place. Thanks for the opportunity and reminder.

Betty W said...

What a wonderful giveaway. It will not be hard for me to pay it forward. Ever since I saw that movie I have made a point of trying to help someone each day to bring a smile to their face.

Doris D. said...

I love your blog. So beautiful. I will be taking lunch and dinner to a family who is going through a rough time right now. Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway. God bless.

Becky said...

What a wonderful thought & gesture. Thanks for a chance to win :)

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I enjoy your blog. It is always nice to being to do something for others. Thanks for a chance to be part of your pay it forward.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Terry said...

A man held the door open for me at the post office yesterday - and he had to wait for me to get there. I love acts of kindness, and try to perform one or two per day. It makes me happy! I love that you're passing on the kindness... it doesn't surprise me at all. You're fabulous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what kind of you donna.
When I go shopping and I notice someone is behind me I always keep the door open.
And when I must pay and somenone has not so much supplies I let them go first.
And when I go walk in the morning I say te everyone goodmorning some say nothing but the most people do.
We must stay kind well we try.
Hope I answer your question right Donna.

Gr karin

Cynthia said...

This is so kind Donna. I'm in for a surprise. Have a great weekend!

Cynthia

Joni nina Andaya said...

Oh...I know what you mean Donna...there are kind people out there. You are so sweet for doing this...Please count me in :) Thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Very sweet idea! Thanks for sharing with us... Always fun to get a nice surprise!

gracie said...

We all need to be more kind.... and you are.

Paula said...

Ooh! Pick me!

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a great idea Donna. those little things can make a big difference in someone's day. and we never know how difficult their day might be.

My name is Riet said...

What a lovely idea. I also do appriciate it when people are so friendly to keep the door open for you or give you their place in bus or train.Have a nice week

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful (and kind!) idea this is, Donna.

I hope you've had a great weekend, and I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

Lady Lilith said...

That is such a nice idea. You are a very generous person.

Katz Tales said...

Interesting idea! But don't pick me, as I'm too far away.

Debbie said...

I like this idea! Normally, I don't "expect" to have the door held open for me, but I smile when that happens. I am a romantic and still think that there are those who naturally do nice things for people who really don't think nothing of it. Kind of makes me feel like there is still hope left in the world.

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AutumnWind said...

What a wonderful thing to do. I think the more good we do for those around us, even those people we don't know, the better everyone is!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I thought of you today when I saw a give-away for a tea cup set and linen that I had to share with you. Perhaps I'm paying it forward now!!
http://thebeautifulmatters.blogspot.com/2014/02/blog-versary-tea-party-and-giveaway.html
That was so nice of that person to hold the door for you- I love it when people take the time to do things like that. It's nice to know there are still people that care enough to show acts of kindness like that!

Teresa Young said...

Than you for such a wonderful idea...so very generous of you.

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